- The point at which something is at its best or most highly developed: physics is the acme of scientific knowledgeMore example sentences
- And until we do the same, we shall forever be trapped within the prison-house of our preferences, by our Darwinian sense that youth, vigour and health represent the prime of life and the acme of desirability.
- Within a few years, he established a reputation as a first class tailor, and at 17 he decided to leave for the United Kingdom in an audacious attempt to make a reputation on Saville Row, the international acme of sartorial elegance.
- It is the acme of romanticism; I devoted most of a year's worth of high school study halls to it, along with all of the volumes of Dumas's Three Musketeers series, which I inherited from my grandmother.
late 16th century: from Greek akmē 'highest point'. Until the 18th century it was often consciously used as a Greek word and written in Greek letters.